05 November 2014

A Messy Courtship And Subsequent Divorce

From The Yelverton marriage case, Thelwall v. Yelverton...:

However it appears that after ten days or a fortnight he [Captain Yelverton] became a constant visitor at the hut of General Straubenzee. The inmates were Mrs. Straubenzee and Maria Theresa Longworth. Maria Theresa Longworth says: "He visited as my accepted lover. Madame Straubenzee was perfectly aware of all this, and she made opportunities for our being alone, which she would not have done if she did not know the relation in which we stood."

She says he was her honourable accepted lover but still that his circumstances were such that marriage could not then take place. That when he told her about his circumstances she said, "There, in God's name, let us part--visit me no more;" but that, to her great surprise, he visited her the same evening.

A book of letters between Yelverton and Maria Theresa:  Correspondence between the Honourable William Charles Yelverton ... and ..., by William Charles YELVERTON (Viscount Avonmore.), Maria Theresa LONGWORTH (calling herself Maria Theresa Yelverton, Viscountess Avonmore.)

Also see Crimean War Letters:

"Mrs. Straubenzee is differently situated from you my love. In the first place she has no children; next, her husband is a General Officer, and can command much more accommodation and comfort than I can. 

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